(comparative more ascetically, superlative most ascetically)
- In an ascetic manner.
Variant of ascetic
of or characteristic of ascetics or asceticism; self-denying; austere
Origin of asceticEcclesiastical Greek askētikos, austere ; from Classical Greek laborious, exercised ; from askein, to exercise, train (for athletic competition)
- a person who leads a life of contemplation and rigorous self-denial for religious purposes
- anyone who lives with strict self-discipline and without the usual pleasures and comforts
Origin of ascetic< Gr askētēs, monk, hermit